|Sheriff's Log--Aug. 16 to Aug. 22|
On Aug. 15, Richard Lane Allen, 58, of Sebring was involved in a minor traffic crash at Murphy Oil in Crawfordville. He was leaving the gas pumps when his travel trailer struck the pump pulling the handle and hose down from the pump. Damage to the pump was estimated at $36 and damage to his travel trailer was estimated at $1,000 to $1,500. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On Aug. 15, Karen Ray Baggett, 29, of Crawfordville was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked-habitual offender following a traffic stop in Panacea. Deputy Richard Moon stopped the driver because he could not see a license plate displayed on the vehicle. Deputy Moon discovered that Baggett was not in possession of a valid license and she was transported to the Wakulla County Jail.
On Aug. 16, Toni Mathers of Crawfordville reported the grand theft of jewelry from her home. The jewelry is valued at $1,700. A person of interest has been identified. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.
On Aug. 16, Courtney Martin of Crawfordville reported the theft of her wallet. The victim is unsure where the wallet was lost but it is valued at $32. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.
On Aug. 16, Wakulla High School Assistant Principal Simeon Nelson and School Resource Officer Deputy Scott Rojas investigated a 16-year-old student in possession of marijuana on a district school bus. Nelson and Deputy Rojas received information that the teenager was attempting to sell marijuana to other students. The student was found to be in possession of a small amount of a marijuana cigarette. The student did not qualify for a civil citation because he has been arrested previously. He was not charged in the investigation but was sent to the Sopchoppy Education Center in lieu of continuing to go to Wakulla High School.
On Aug. 16, a 26-year-old Crawfordville woman reported a battery inside the Wakulla County Jail. The victim reported being slapped, bitten and punched while in the female dormitory. Investigators reviewed video of the incident and will be charging Lameka Delores Harris, 30, of Crestview with felony battery in the case. Deputy Richard Moon, Deputy Taff Stokley, Detention Deputy Bronson Sweatt and Lt. Julie Martin investigated.
On Aug. 17, Deputy Gibby Gibson conducted a traffic stop of a speeding vehicle on New Light Church Road. Deputy Gibson discovered that Fredrick Edward Strain, 46, of Crawfordville did not have a valid driver license. The deputy also smelled marijuana inside the vehicle and Strain produced a box with marijuana, burned marijuana cigarettes and rolling papers inside. Strain was arrested for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. The marijuana weighed 2.4 grams. Deputy Gibson also issued a warning for excessive speed.
On Aug. 17, Heather Hofmann of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed an unauthorized withdrawal on her bank account. The fraud was committed through the Internet and is valued at $922. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.
On Aug. 17, Sgt. Lorne Whaley assisted the City of Sopchoppy Water Department with traffic control. Leonard Tartt of the water system reported a ruptured water main at 3940 Crawfordville Highway. Sgt. Whaley remained on scene until the water main could be repaired.
On Aug. 19, Deputy Will Hudson investigated a fire in a dumpster at the Wakulla County Public Library. Wakulla County Firefighters extinguished the contents of the dumpster. A person of interest was identified.
On Aug. 19, Stacey Harvey of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle. A vehicle owned by the victim was stolen from a relative’s property in Crawfordville. The vehicle was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base. A wrecker was observed on the property removing the vehicle. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.
On Aug. 19, Mary Hartsfield of Panacea reported the theft of medications from her home. A locked medications box was forcibly entered. A person of interest has been identified. Destiny Ross of Panacea reported the theft of medications from the same location. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.
On Aug. 19, Callie Farley of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone scratched a word in her vehicle paint. The victim is unsure where the criminal mischief occurred but named an individual of interest. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On Aug. 19, Timothy Mitchell of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The home was discovered in disarray and ammunition, military gear, electronics and household items were reported missing. The stolen property is valued at $1,114. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.
On Aug. 19, John Revell of Sopchoppy reported a criminal mischief. The victim’s septic tank pump was run over and damaged by someone doing “donuts” on his property. Damage to the pump was estimated at $850 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks and Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.
On Aug. 19, Robert Williams of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The unlocked vehicle contained computer equipment valued at $250. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On Aug. 19, Leslie Hope of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The vehicle was unlocked and $200 worth of coins and electronics were stolen. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.
On Aug. 20, Haylee Brooke Warrick, 18, of Crawfordville was arrested and charged with driving with no driver license and fleeing and eluding law enforcement following a traffic stop. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office contacted WCSO for assistance locating the suspect. The suspect was observed on Old Woodville Highway. The suspect failed to stop for Deputy Ward Kromer and struck a telephone pole on Methodist Lane. The motorist continued onto Woodville Highway and Sharman Circle before stopping. The LCSO arrived on scene and issued a traffic citation for driving the wrong way on a one way street. The telephone pole was not seriously damaged.
On Aug. 20, Neda Taft of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A liquid was poured on her vehicle and a substance was added to the gas tank. DNA evidence was collected at the scene and a suspect has been identified. Detective Clint Beam investigated.
On Aug. 20, Ricardo Jose Rivera, 28, of Panacea was arrested for aggravated battery, false imprisonment and resisting an officer without violence in connection with a report of a woman being beaten. Deputies discovered that the victim had severe injuries to her head and body and Wakulla EMS officials transported her to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Rivera was arrested at a Panacea home as he attempted to flee from law enforcement. The victim also reported being held in the home against her will. Deputy Vicki Mitchell, Sgt. Jeremy Johnston, Deputy Will Hudson and Detective Rachel Wheeler investigated.
On Aug. 21, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks responded to a disturbance in the parking lot of Dux Liquors. Three individuals were involved in a fight but the victim declined to pursue charges and left the scene. Deputy Middlebrooks detained Robert Samuel Hughes, 33, of Crawfordville and Jack Ray Barnes, 28, of Crawfordville. It was determined that Barnes did not have a valid driver license and he was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked. Hughes was placed in custody for an active Wakulla warrant. He also has two active warrants in Leon County. Trespass warnings were issued to the two men for the establishment. Sgt. Ryan Muse also investigated.
On Aug. 21, Roanna Roll of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to her vehicle while she was parked at Dux Discount Liquors. Damage was discovered to the victim’s vehicle after an altercation was investigated in the parking lot. A dent to the vehicle created $1,000 worth of damage. Evidence was collected from the scene. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.
On Aug. 21, Melissa Soto of Tallahassee and Christina Wuchte of Crawfordville were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash at 800 Spring Creek Highway. There were no injuries and minor damage to the vehicle. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Aug. 21, the Road Patrol Unit conducted several contacts with juveniles waiting to catch the bus for school. The contacts are part of an effort to speak to students while they wait for their school buses each morning. In addition, several traffic enforcements were conducted within school zones.
On Aug. 21, Sgt. Lorne Whaley, Deputy Gibby Gibson and Deputy Stephen Simmons responded to a disturbance in Crawfordville where a 15-year-old juvenile was fighting with his mother. Law enforcement discovered both individuals with blood on them. Deputies determined that the mother and child were in an altercation involving a broken table leg. Both individuals were transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment. The juvenile faces an aggravated battery charge. Two infant children in the home were not harmed in the incident.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,201 calls for service during the past week including: 21 business and residential alarms; 105 citizen contacts; 14 disturbances; 19 E-911 abandoned cell calls; eight regular abandoned calls; 18 E-911 calls; 54 investigations; 30 juvenile contacts; 40 medical emergencies; 43 school security checks; 377 business and residential security checks; 38 special details; 28 subpoena services; 11 suspicious people 14 suspicious vehicles; 65 traffic enforcements; 94 traffic stops; 13 wanted people and 24 watch orders.